Have conversation with yourself before that big date so that you can build that firm resolve and stick to it. Be aware of the risks and possibilities of STDS: A healthy dose of fear is a good thing.
Concern about STDS and unwanted pregnancies can help create sexual boundaries, particularly if you're not prepared to take the necessary precautions.
This is a sure sign and may signal an overall non-readiness to engage in sex. Determine what you would like in a life partner: It's helpful if you can determine exactly what you need in a life partner, your must-haves and your deal-breakers, and make sure your guy has them and vice-versa.
Added to that is overwhelm of technology that prevails, so much so that we have become a generation with few communication skills.
Our lives exist in the ether realm of Skype, Snapchat, and texts.
Love and trust had to be built before couples would consummate their relationship. We get into any relationship at the slightest attraction and step away the minute we get bored, in a rush to find greener pastures.
We can feel nostalgic for the romance and courtship of bygone days but know well that those times are behind us. A world where instant gratification is the new norm, and experimenting with sex with no strings attached is accepted as part of the dating game. Fading decorum around courting, and online dating apps among other things, are being blamed.
Having sex after commitment and monogamy are firmly in place is the best way to build a strong foundation for a long-lasting relationship.
When you have sex too soon, it is possible that both parties didn't get to know each other - and now they may remain in a relationship that is based on initial chemistry and lust only.
They find it liberating that intimacy doesn't have to be wrapped up with commitment.
To be able to walk away after having had sex, without even a backward glance is the new norm.
If your core values are satisfied and both of you want to commit to each other then having sex can be very fulfilling.